WorldCat Identities

Baker, Kevin 1958-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 185 publications in 7 languages and 10,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Pictorial works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Baseball stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: GV863.A1, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kevin Baker
The American century by Harold Evans( Book )

25 editions published between 1455 and 2000 in English and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, illustrations and text recount the history and people of the United States during the twentieth century
Paradise Alley : a novel by Kevin Baker( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For five terrifying days during the Civil War, the streets of Manhattan were taken over by the Draft Riots. ... follows three Irish women living on a small New York City street, each determined to protect herself and her family from the riots and each shouldering devastating burdens"--P. [4] of cover
Dreamland by Kevin Baker( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on turn-of-the century New York, portraying its various faces. The cast includes a Jewish seamstress who rebels against her rabbi father to become a union organizer, an Irish-American senator who rules the city with the help of corrupt police, and Freud who gives his views on crass America
Strivers Row by Kevin Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X
The big crowd by Kevin Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Irish brothers -- one fallen political star accused of corruption and the other a young DA desperately trying to clear his name -- navigate through a dangerous world of socialites, politicians, righteous reformers and cold-blooded gangsters to find the truth
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggie Jackson, who hit 563 homers and earned the nickname "Mr. October," relates his story and the path he paved in baseball history
Sometimes you see it coming by Kevin Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True love. Kevin Baker has written a sometimes exuberant, sometimes rueful novel, not only about the glorious game of baseball, but about the bittersweet, far more complicated game of life
America : the story of us : an illustrated history by Kevin Baker( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies the A & E/ History Channel series America: the Story of Us
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and fascinating history of the game of baseball. Goes beyond the stolen bases and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life
Luna Park by Kevin Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alik Strelnikov lives in the shadow of Coney Island, a world of silenced rides and rusting amusement parks that mock his dreams of becoming a hero. Ten years ago, he traded a brutal existence in the Russian army for the promise of America only to become an enforcer in the Brooklyn mob. Now, he chases his ghosts with all he has left: booze, heroin and his lover, Marina, part-time prostitute and full-time fortune teller. The only way the two of them can escape their miserable fates hinges on a desperate plan that will put them between warring mobs and span a century, from contemporary Coney Island to the Russia of the Second Chechen War to spellbinding 1910s New York"--Publisher's web site
Strivers row by Kevin Baker( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggie Jackson hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career; he played three World Series-winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics, and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees
Dreamland : [a novel] by Kevin Baker( Recording )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Dreamland, a uniquely fierce and magical tale that delivers both a sweeping chronicle of America at the turn of the century and an intimate, heart-wrenching portrait of the lives of its denizens. Among the thousands of immigrants who arrive in New York harbor is an Eastern European stowaway called Kid Twist, who soon earns his keep as an enforcer for the ruthless gangster Gyp the Blood. Soon though, Kid brutally splits with Gyp, leaving him bleeding from a shovel wound to the head in a rancid basement on the Lower East Side. His life now in jeopardy, Kid flees to Brooklyn, finding asylum with a Coney Island carny known as Trick the Dwarf. While hiding out, Kid meets young Esther Abramowitz, a shirtwaist seamstress who labors under inhumane conditions. As their love affair blossoms, Esther emerges from quiet shop worker to foot soldier in the burgeoning labor movement. Changed by love, Kid, too, is no longer the ruthless scavenger he once was, as he prepares for an electrifying showdown with the vengeful Gyp the Blood. Kevin Baker's deftly imagined blend of meticulous historical research and assured narrative invention recreates a world bursting at the seams, a world of freak shows, cataclysmic exhibitions, mad dwarves, and bathing beauties. In prose that is at once ferocious and breathtakingly lyrical, Dreamland weaves a richly layered tapestry that captures perfectly the emotional and psychological essence of the American experience at the dawn of a new age
Paradise Alley : a novel by Kevin Baker( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley try to protect their families during the draft riots in Civil War era New York City. Deirdre O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle must gather together against the brutality of a city-and a nation-gone mad
Big crowd : a novel by Kevin Baker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Irish brothers--one fallen political star accused of corruption and the other a young DA desperately trying to clear his name--navigate through a dangerous world of socialites, politicians, righteous reformers and cold-blooded gangsters to find the truth
Mankind : the story of all of us( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MANKIND: The Story of All of Us Volume 2". From the producers of America the Story of Us comes the epic tale of the rise of civilization. The 12-hour series spans the first flourishing of civilization in Mesopotamia through the discovery of America. Groundbreaking production techniques bring to life the greatest landmarks and milestones of human achievement. CGI rebuilds lost worlds; large scale reenactments replay critical battles; innovative use of interactive maps dynamically illustrates the key factors that gave rise to civilization across the globe. MANKIND: The Story of All of Us emphasizes the simultaneity of the human adventure? how ancient Egypt thrived while Stonehenge was being built; China was at its zenith while Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages. HISTORY captures the danger, action, struggle, heroism, and adrenaline of MANKIND: The Story of All of Us!
America : the story of us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying book : America : the story of us : an illustrated history by Kevin Baker ; art and photography edited by Gail Buckland ; with special introduction by President Barack Obama. New York : A & E Television Networks, 2010
Die Strasse zum Paradies : der New-York-Roman by Kevin Baker( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

>Sinnlich, blutig, brillant.< Die literarische Welt Juli 1863. Abraham Lincoln schickt die Männer New Yorks in den Krieg gegen die Südstaaten und löst damit die blutigsten Aufstände in der Geschichte der Stadt aus. In einer Strasse im Armenviertel, genannt Paradise Alley, warten drei irische Frauen ängstlich auf den gewalttätigen Mob, der sich von Downtown aus auf sie zu bewegt. Ruth, die sich mit einem Schwarzen zusammengetan hat; Deirdre, deren Mann im Bürgerkrieg vermisst wird; und die Prostituierte Maddy, sie alle haben ihren speziellen Gründe, die Aufständischen bis ins Mark zu fürchten. In der Paradise Alley kulminieren die Ereignisse jener hoch dramatischen drei Tage, wenn Kevin Baker all die Geschichten, all die vielfältigen Stimmen seines Romans in einem Panorama des Schreckens und der Hoffnung zusammenführt
America the ingenious : how a nation of dreamers, immigrants, and tinkerers changed the world by Kevin Baker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All made in America: the skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and safety pin. Plus the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket. Pennsylvania rifle, and Tennessee Valley Authority. Not to mention the city of Chicago or jazz or that magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. What is it about America that makes it a nation of inventors, tinkerers, researchers, and adventurers--obsessive pursuers of the never-before-created? And, equally, what is it that makes America such a fertile place to explore, discover, and launch the next big thing? In America the Ingenious, bestselling author Kevin Baker brings his gift of storytelling and eye for historical detail to the grand, and grandly entertaining, tale of American innovation. Here are the Edisons and Bells and Carnegies, and the stories of how they followed their passions and changed our world. And also the less celebrated, like Jacob Youphes and Loeb Strauss, two Jewish immigrants from Germany who transformed the way at least half the world now dresses (hint: Levi Strauss). And Leo Fender, who couldn't play a note of music, midwifing rock 'n' roll through his solid-body electric guitar and amplifier. And the many women who weren't legally recognized as inventors, but who created things to make their lives easier that we use every day--like Josephine Cochran, inventor of the dishwasher, or Marion O'Brien Donovan, ,who invented a waterproof diaper cover. Or a guy with the improbable name of Philo Farnsworth, who, with his invention of television, upended communication as significantly as Gutenberg did. At a time when America struggles with different visions of what it wants to be, America the Ingenious shows the extraordinary power of what works: how immigration leads to innovation, what a strong government and strong public education mean to a climate of positive practical change, and why taking the long view instead of looking for short-term gain pays off many times over, not only for investors and inventors, but for the rest of us whose lives are made better by the new. America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story." --
 
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The American century
Alternative Names
Kevin Baker American novelist and journalist

Kevin Baker Amerikaans schrijver

Кевин Бэйкер

ケヴィン・バーカー (作家)

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Paradise Alley : a novelDreamlandStrivers RowSometimes you see it comingAmerica : the story of us : an illustrated historyBaseball : an illustrated historyLuna ParkStrivers row